Acrylic on board, painting.
591 x 988mm - Measurements include gorgeous large white frame.
About the artwork
Having travelled and lived throughout the South Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Coastal Australia - Bruce Treloar's paintings and illustrated children's books reflect the sea, people and environment of the region.
"My paintings and books reflect an endless fascination with our relationship to each other and with our island environment. This sea and the shoreline provide a focus for life at its simplest and most pleasurable."
About the artist
Born in New Zealand Bruce Treloar studied at the Elam School of Fine Art and University of Auckland.
During the early 1980s Treloar chose Sydney as a base from where he travelled extensively. Due to the nomadic nature of his lifestyle, writing and illustrating books became a preferred medium. His children's books set in coastal Australia or the South Pacific, explore universal themes, winning numerous Australian awards. These illustrations are housed in the Lu Reeves archives in Canberra, and the Dromkeen Foundation in Melbourne. During this time Treloar also taught painting and design at tertiary Australian institutes, exhibiting his own work in Sydney in 1982.
Treloar, now based in Auckland has long enjoyed success as a professional artist. Over the years his style has developed from early large scale works on paper to the symbolism and iconography seen in his Saint Francis Series 2004- 2007. In more recent years the focus has been on figurative subjects often in island and coastal settings.
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